Nanaimo

West Shore RCMP is searching for missing teens Tyson Brown, 15, and Grace Smiley, 16, who are believed to be together in Victoria, Nanaimo or Vancouver. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

MISSING: Teens from Comox, Colwood may be in Victoria or Nanaimo

Tyson Brown, 15, and Grace Smiley, 16, have been missing since Aug. 1

 

Lauren Spencer-Smith’s first original song became an overnight TikTok sensation after she posted a 45-second clip on the social media site. She released her song in early July and it has already been streamed 1.5 million times. (MICAH SUAREZ PHOTO)

Vancouver Island singer’s new song becomes TikTok sensation

Lauren Spencer-Smith has released her first original song

 

Walter Fred during Team 700 training on July 21. The Indigenous youth boxing team has started a GoFundMe with a goal to raise $20,000 to continue running the program. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo boxing club raising money so Indigenous youths can go more rounds

Online fundraiser set up after Team 700 has its funding cut

 

Michael Lee, MLA for Vancouver-Langara and candidate for the B.C. Liberal Party leadership, stops at the Port Alberni waterfront during a tour of Vancouver Island, July 15, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

B.C. Liberals must rebuild party trust, says leadership candidate

Michael Lee brings message of inclusivity, unity to Vancouver Island campaign tour

Michael Lee, MLA for Vancouver-Langara and candidate for the B.C. Liberal Party leadership, stops at the Port Alberni waterfront during a tour of Vancouver Island, July 15, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A Nanaimo man is facing a slew of charges after an early morning crash in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Debris trail leads police to impaired Nanaimo driver

Driver facing charges after early morning crash in Greater Victoria

A Nanaimo man is facing a slew of charges after an early morning crash in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
A CF-18 demo jet flies over Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Sunday, July 18. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

CF-18 flies over Island hospitals as part of Operation Inspiration

Snowbirds slated for flyover on Monday, July 19

A CF-18 demo jet flies over Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Sunday, July 18. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Island Health has issued an overdose advisory for Nanaimo. (Black Press file photo)

Health authority issues overdose advisory for Nanaimo

People using bright and dark purple substances, sold as ‘down’/opioids at risk, says Island Health

Island Health has issued an overdose advisory for Nanaimo. (Black Press file photo)
Nanaimo man Todd Cameron and his son Jack play with a miniature replica of Schitt’s Creek Cameron made from vintage children’s toys. (Photo courtesy Nicole Cameron)

Nanaimo man builds miniature ‘Schitt’s Creek’ out of vintage children’s toys

Todd Cameron previously had viral success with a ‘Schitt’s Creek’ stop-motion video

Nanaimo man Todd Cameron and his son Jack play with a miniature replica of Schitt’s Creek Cameron made from vintage children’s toys. (Photo courtesy Nicole Cameron)
Nanaimo RCMP seek help finding the owner of a Honda motorcycle, found on a trail near Ninth Street in Nanaimo July 13. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo RCMP seek information on recovered motorcycle, stolen E-bike

Motorcycle recovered and E-bike stolen in the last week in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP seek help finding the owner of a Honda motorcycle, found on a trail near Ninth Street in Nanaimo July 13. (Submitted photo)
The RCMP dive team searching the waters off Neck Point Park in Nanaimo on July 10. The search is in relation to the investigation of Sidney Mantee, 35, reported missing last October. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Homicide investigation brings RCMP divers to waters off central Vancouver Island

Pipers Lagoon and Neck Point parks in Nanaimo being searched for evidence

The RCMP dive team searching the waters off Neck Point Park in Nanaimo on July 10. The search is in relation to the investigation of Sidney Mantee, 35, reported missing last October. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Ben Hyman, current Vancouver Island University chief librarian, is set to take over as Vancouver Island Regional Library’s executive director Aug. 25. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island Regional Library selects VIU chief librarian as new executive director

Ben Hyman will take over from Rosemary Bonanno next month

Ben Hyman, current Vancouver Island University chief librarian, is set to take over as Vancouver Island Regional Library’s executive director Aug. 25. (Submitted photo)
A man died in an ATV crash near Nanaimo River Road on Sunday, July 4

Man dies in weekend ATV accident on rural property south of Nanaimo

38-year-old found next to rolled-over ATV by friends on Sunday, July 4

A man died in an ATV crash near Nanaimo River Road on Sunday, July 4
The Bowser Tennis Club was approved for an Oceanside Recreation Services Youth Grant. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo board approves $91K in grants to support PQB organizations

‘We recognize that many organizations have been financially impacted by COVID-19’

The Bowser Tennis Club was approved for an Oceanside Recreation Services Youth Grant. (PQB News file photo)
Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Careless driver fined after 2018 crash in Nanaimo that killed retired police sergeant

Conrad Nikolaus Wetten, guilty of driving without due care and attention, will keep driver’s licence

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Kimberly Bussiere and other laid-off employees of Casino Nanaimo have launched a class-action lawsuit against the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. casino workers laid off during pandemic launch class-action lawsuit

Notice of civil claim filed in Supreme Court of B.C. in Nanaimo against Great Canadian Gaming

Kimberly Bussiere and other laid-off employees of Casino Nanaimo have launched a class-action lawsuit against the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Graeme Roberts, who was mayor of Nanaimo from 1984-86, died this month at age 89. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Community Archives)

City of Nanaimo flags at half-mast as former mayor Graeme Roberts dies at 89

‘Giant-killer’ beat out Frank Ney in mayoral election in 1984

Graeme Roberts, who was mayor of Nanaimo from 1984-86, died this month at age 89. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Community Archives)
The Regional District of Nanaimo and conservation offices urge residents to protect bears and wildlife by securing waste. (Michael Briones photo)

RDN: Secure garbage bins to protect bears, other wildlife and humans in mid-Island area

Residents urged to not put trash carts out night before collection day

The Regional District of Nanaimo and conservation offices urge residents to protect bears and wildlife by securing waste. (Michael Briones photo)
Victoria police arrested a Nanaimo man Monday night after he was seen twice committing an indecent act while naked near Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nanaimo man arrested for multiple indecent exposures near Victoria park

Man caught thanks to video footage taken by onlookers

Victoria police arrested a Nanaimo man Monday night after he was seen twice committing an indecent act while naked near Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
Artist Sarah Boileau in her home studio on Monday, May 10, 2021. Boileau’s work will be on display at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville through May 30. (Submitted photo)
Artist Sarah Boileau in her home studio on Monday, May 10, 2021. Boileau’s work will be on display at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville through May 30. (Submitted photo)